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Australia reports first 2021 local COVID-19 death, highest case number

Jul 11 2021

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Australia reported its first locally contracted COVID-19 death of the year on Sunday and a 2021 record 77 new cases of the virus in the state of New South Wales, which is battling an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant. | Video

Locked-down Sydney warned worse may be ahead, COVID-19 cases at 2021 high

Jul 10 2021

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Australia's New South Wales state reported its biggest daily rise in locally acquired coronavirus infections this year on Saturday, with authorities warning that worse may yet to come for Sydney, which is in a three-week hard lockdown.

Sydney and Darwin in lockdown as COVID-19 cases pop up across Australia

Jun 27 2021

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Australia reported on Sunday one of the highest numbers for locally acquired coronavirus cases this year, triggering lockdowns in the cities of Sydney and Darwin and forcing tighter restrictions in four states. Sydney began a two-week lockdown on Sunday as the Bondi neighbourhood cluster of the highly infectious coronavirus Delta variant rose to 110 in Australia's largest city, while an outbreak in the northern city of Darwin prompted a hard two-day stay-at-home order. | Video

Sydney, Australia's largest city, in two-week hard COVID-19 lockdown

Jun 26 2021

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Sydney and some surrounding areas will enter a hard two-week COVID-19 lockdown on Saturday as authorities struggle to control a fast-spreading outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant that has grown to 80 cases. | Video

Small COVID-19 outbreaks keep plaguing Australia

Jun 20 2021

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Australia's state of Queensland recorded one locally acquired coronavirus infection on Sunday, the latest streak of small outbreaks that have been plaguing the country in recent months.

Australia: taking China to WTO over wine tariffs enables negotiations

Jun 20 2021

MELBOURNE Australia's complaint to the World Trade Organisation over China's anti-dumping duties on wine exports should enable bilateral negotiations, Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Sunday.

Small COVID-19 outbreaks keep plaguing Australia

Jun 20 2021

MELBOURNE, June 20 Australia's state of Queensland recorded one locally acquired coronavirus infection on Sunday, the latest streak of small outbreaks that have been plaguing the country in recent months.

Australia takes wine dispute with China to WTO

Jun 18 2021

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -The Australian government said on Saturday it was lodging a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization over China's imposition of anti-dumping duties on Australian wine exports, escalating further the trade standoff with Beijing.

New Zealand backs Australia in trade spat with China ahead of Ardern-Morrison meeting

May 30 2021

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrived in New Zealand on Sunday for high-level talks hours after the country's government chose to support Canberra in its dispute with China on barley tariffs, signalling good will to work on differences in how to approach Beijing.

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'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.